'A little piece of now’: how moving forward can be hard, how change can hurt but how you can grow
My career as a writer started in what felt at the time like an unlikely place. I’d just lost a job as an editor that I’d worked my way up to for years, and I felt crushed. I didn’t know what my next step was and my confidence was shot. Moving forward was hard. I looked back at what had given me happiness as a little girl – and there was writing. The notebooks I filled at 5am in my bedroom. The magazines written and photocopied in my dad’s office, then sold for 20p on my front doorstep. Writing had always been there. It became an escape, a cheering companion, and finally – incredibly and happily – my job.
Isla, one of the heroines of Little Pieces…, is dealt a devastating blow when a piece of news shatters her carefully thought-out life plan. But it’s also a starting point for her. She needs to put some of her dreams to one side, but what her best friend Sophie helps her to see, is that there is space for new ones to take their place.
In the unlikeliest of places, there is sometimes a glint of light. You just need friendship to give you the strength to seek it out.
You can check out my review for The Little Pieces of You and Me by clicking HERE
The Little Pieces of You and Me by Vanessa Greene is published by Sphere and available to buy now.